Paulina Michnowska creates visual allegories, often humorous, rooted in autobiographical anecdotes, historical folklore and the dullness of mundanity. She uses an assortment of collected imagery from books, photographs, newspaper cuttings and ancient sculptural artefacts, which she selects, edits and melds into a language of her own. Michnowska employs a wide range of media that includes drawing, painting, ceramics and collage work. Her primary interest lies in the process itself, where she can physically explore different materials and their singular characteristics.
Michnowska's work is held in international collections including Tate Modern, London; MAXXI, Rome and CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood. She has exhibited with Saatchi Gallery, London; Edel Assanti, London; Marian Cramer, Amsterdam; Standpoint Gallery, London.